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Prelude to the Shining Day, A

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Yo Goto

Yo Goto

General Info

Year: 1992 / 2010
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo/Brain
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (on balcony)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tubular Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Prelude to the Shining Day was written for Noda Junior High School Concert Band, Kawagoe, Japan, for the 10th anniversary of their foundation, and premiered in April 1992 under the direction of Masato Sato. The title of the piece suggests that it was written as a concert opener; thus it is designed as a fanfare. This piece requires three trumpets and three trombones on a balcony creating an antiphonal effect with the instruments on stage. The piece consists of three sections; the fanfare motif and lyrical melody of the middle section are combined in conclusion.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Kansas: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band (Ichijirusha Takahiro Higuchi, conductor) – 15 May 2019
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Concert Band (Heath Nails, conductor) – 24 April 2019
  • Ohio State University (Columbus) Symphonic Band (Scott Jones, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • Texas Woman's University (Denton) Wind Symphony (Carter Biggers, conductor) – 6 October 2018
  • Hijiyama Girls Junior & Senior High School Wind Orchestra (Hiroshima, Japan) (Yusuke Konishi, conductor) - 11 February 2016 (2016 CASMEC Conference, San Jose)

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Goto, Y. (2010). A Prelude to the Shining Day [score]. Brain Co.: Hiroshima, Japan.